Leander ISD is pleased to announce Amanda Wilson as principal of Akin Elementary after the Board approved her transition to the role at Thursday’s meeting.

“Amanda is a relational leader with a heart and passion for her students, staff and community,” Superintendent Bruce Gearing, Ed.D., said. “As a trusted and visible campus facilitator,  she collaboratively partners with stakeholders to build campus culture, support inclusivity and promote student success.”

Wilson has spent the past six years serving Leander ISD as the assistant principal of Vandegrift High School, successfully executing critical administrative responsibilities while building relationships on campus. Beginning her career in LISD in 2008 as a SPED Instructional Assistant, she went on to teach in Special Education for seven years, served for one year as a SPED Team Lead, and completed the Prospective Principal Program in 2021.

“I am honored to become an Akin Aviator! The chance to collaborate with a community that prioritizes providing all kids with outstanding academic opportunities excites me,” Wilson said. “My family and I are eager to engage with the Akin students, staff and families.”

Wilson received her Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies from Kansas State University, and her Master of Education Administration with a Principal Certification from Concordia University in Austin.